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ECE5086 - Medical imaging technology

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: T Brown


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit will introduce a range of medical imaging technologies currently used in health care, covering aspects of technical design, medical image analysis, systems integration and emerging technologies. It introduces students to the wide range of imaging modalities with an emphasis on the design and technical development of each modality. Future needs on medical imaging in health care and emerging medical imaging technologies will be covered. Image analysis and visualisation in the context of image guided therapy, image guided surgery, and virtual reality based simulation will also be covered.


To provide an introduction to medical imaging equipment and systems.
To study medical imaging systems, including computational methods, analysis, design and performance requirements.
To be able to evaluate future medical imaging systems.
To become familiar with medical imaging equipment safety and regulation.


Continuous assessment: 20%
Research/project/assignment activity: 20%
Examination (3 hours): 60%. Students must achieve a mark of 50% in all three components to achieve an overall pass grade.

Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory and practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week


ECE4086, ECE4806, ECE5806